Sinus Infection Congestion – Top 3 Absolute Best Home Remedies For Sinus Infection Congestion

Sinus infection congestion is the worst! The excruciating pain of the paranasal sinuses. Mouth breathing so attractive. We’ve all been there… an estimated 37 million people get at least one infection a year. That’s a lot of fabrics! There are ways to ease the discomfort without going to the doctor for antibiotics or developing an addiction to decongestant nasal sprays. After suffering from sinus congestion for years, I compiled my 3 favorite remedies whenever my sinuses start to hurt.

1. Hot Toddy! Yes, hot toddy is number one. Why? Because hot drink is the best thing to do when you feel like shit and have sinus congestion! And also, because they do work. A hot punch is basically liquor, honey, lemon, and warm water or tea mixed together. I usually go for the Jack Daniels, but you can use any brandy, whiskey, or rum you like. I also don’t feel like reaching for the measuring cup when I’m really congested, but if you must measure, here’s a guide:

The best hot punch in the world

1 ounce brandy, whiskey, or rum (or 2 ounces if you really want to get rid of this sinus congestion!) 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 lemon 1 cup hot tea or hot water

Plug your nose and throw it out the hatch! A cinnamon stick, six to 10 cloves, or a couple of teaspoons of brown sugar can be added to the mix if you’re not that experienced with spicy punch or drinking. You should feel relief immediately, and if you don’t, rinse and repeat!

2. The recently popular Neti Pot: I have to be honest. I don’t understand what all the hype is about the neti pot. Although you feel great, the relief is short-lived. In my experience, I’m congested again in about 5 minutes, no exaggeration. However, I put it on my list because it has helped prevent my allergies, colds, etc. turn into a full-fledged infection when used as soon as symptoms appear: runny nose, stuffy nose, etc. The neti pot has never done much for me if I already have an infection. So as soon as your nose starts to run, use your neti pot twice a day or more.

3. Mucinex! Mucinex! Mucinex! People don’t realize how important mucinex is when you have an infection. When I go to the doctor for a sinus infection, and I used to do it a lot, he would prescribe mucinex and send me home. That’s right, no antibiotics, mucinex. Why? First, antibiotics are not the cure for sinuses as we once thought. More studies show that antibiotics can reduce the time of infection by one day, if so. In my experience, doctors try to avoid giving you antibiotics. So, back to the mucinex. If you have yearly sinus problems like I do, take mucinex as directed on the box as soon as your nose starts to run. Most of the time, mucinex will prevent your cold or allergy from turning into a full-blown infection. Why? Because the bacteria that cause the infection live in your mucus. Mucinex thins mucus, making it easier for your body to break down and therefore get rid of the infection. In addition, the removal of mucus relieves the congestion of the sinus infection.

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